Pine, Scotch Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Pinus sylvestris
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Needles
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Strong, dry-balsamic, turpentine-like
Largest Producing Countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, and USA
Traditional Use: This oil used in the fragrance industry for its forest like aroma.
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, balsamic, cholagogue, decongestant, deodorant, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide, stimulant, vermifuge
Benefits: Colds, coughs, cuts, exhaustion, fatigue, fever, fluid retention, infection, muscular aches and pains, nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions, poor circulation, slow circulation, sore throat, sores. During the cold season pine oil can be added to a diffuser to help purify the air.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, peppermint, ravensara, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme
Of Interest: Pine oil can withstand temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees.
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).